The Light of Amsterdam

The Light of Amsterdam

eBook - 2012
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Bloomsbury
It is December; Christmas is approaching and the magic of one of Europe's most beautiful cities beckons. A father looks for himself in the past, struggling to deal with a recent divorce, his teenage son in tow. A single, selfless mother accompanies her only daughter and friends for a weekend-long bachelorette party. And a husband treats his wife to a birthday weekend away, somehow heightening her anxieties and insecurities about age, desire, and motherhood. As these people brush against one another in the squares, museums, and parks of Amsterdam, their lives are transfigured in the winter light, and they encounter the complexities of love in a city that challenges what has gone before. Tender and humane, elevating the ordinary to something timeless and important,The Light of Amsterdam is a novel of compassion and rare dignity.
Three families set off for weekends in Amsterdam where the problems of home reveal themselves in a new light - from "a writer of consequence" (Boston Globe).

Baker & Taylor
Three families search for understanding in the face of family challenges during a holiday season visit to scenic Amsterdam, where they gain perspective and awareness while encountering love in the city's winter-lit squares, museums and parks. By the award-winning author of The Truth Commissioner. 15,000 first printing.

Bloomsbury USA
It is December; Christmas is approaching and the magic of one of Europe's most beautiful cities beckons. A father looks for himself in the past, struggling to deal with a recent divorce, his teenage son in tow. A single, selfless mother accompanies her only daughter and friends for a weekend-long bachelorette party. And a husband treats his wife to a birthday weekend away, somehow heightening her anxieties and insecurities about age, desire, and motherhood. As these people brush against one another in the squares, museums, and parks of Amsterdam, their lives are transfigured in the winter light, and they encounter the complexities of love in a city that challenges what has gone before. Tender and humane, elevating the ordinary to something timeless and important, The Light of Amsterdam is a novel of compassion and rare dignity.

Publisher: London ; New York : Bloomsbury, 2012
ISBN: 9781608197583
1608197581
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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martins_mom Aug 22, 2015

A wonderful set of linked stories of people in personal turmoil who all find something special in Amsterdam. Made me want to go there!

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teemsum
Oct 01, 2014

He's no Maeve Binchey.

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